HOW TO MAKE CORIANDER DIAMOND CUTS?
Diamond cuts were not a thing of my life until the year i started blogging. In our house, Diwali meant murukku, cheedai and mixture with an assortment of sweets that always included wheat halwa.
The year i began blogging was also the year of diamond cuts in the blogging circuit. Not being a diamond cuts person, i was not intrigued. But when diamond cuts continued to rein for 2 years after, i decided i must give it a shot.
Its one helluva beginner snack to try when you are just newly married and you have a husband to impress. But i wanted my version to be a little different than the regular diamond cuts.
When i came across this recipe in a cookbook that i have, i decided to give it a shot. And half the batch was gone by the time i finished making them. Thank god! i saved some for the pictures.
These coriander flavored diamond cuts are a twist to the classic diamond cuts recipe. The coriander, chilies and cumin create a flavor burst when you bite into the crunchiness. I plan to experiment with some other flavors the next time.
Maybe some fusion cooking- diamond cuts with basil or parsley?? For now, i m content munching on these diamond cuts and typing away the recipe.
Recipe for Coriander Diamond Cuts- Dhaniawale Namakpare
Coriander Diamond Cuts
- Maida 1 c
- Salt 3/4 tsp
- Cumin seeds 1 tsp
- Ghee 1.5 tbsp sub with shortening or vanaspati for vegan version
- Coriander leaves a small bunch picked and cleaned
- Green chilies 6
- Hing 1/4 tsp
- Water to knead
- Oil to deep fry
- In a blender, place coriander, salt, hing and green chilies and blend to a paste adding about 1 tbsp water.
- In a mixing bowl, place maida and cumin and combine.
- Make a well in the middle of the flour and add ghee.
- Now add the coriander puree and combine well until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
- Sprinkle water little by little and knead into a dough that s like chapathi dough.
- Make sure you dont add too much water or you wont get crunchy diamonds.
- Once done, divide the dough into 5 parts and shape each part into a ball.
- Heat oil for deep frying.
- Take a ball of dough and roll into a thin chapathi. Probably as thin as you can get.
- Make sure you have greased the rolling surface a wee bit before you do this.
- Once you have rolled the ball, using a pizza cutter, make cuts horizontally and vertically across the chapathi, leaving even spaces between the strips.
- I use a ruler and a pizza cutter to do this. You can also use a sharp knife.
- Once done, check if the oil is hot. To do this, put a small ball of dough into the oil. If it rises up immediately, we are done.
- At this stage, drop the small diamonds into the oil, a few at a time. Turn the flame to the lowest and fry for 2 to 3 mins until sizzling sound subsides.
- Drain from oil once the diamonds are a golden brown.
- Drain on a kitchen towel.
- Let cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container.
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